This Day in Naval History

Friday, October 24, 2008

1812 - USS United States (CAPT Stephen Decatur) captures HMS Macedonian.
1924 - Airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), completes round trip transcontinental cruise that began on 7 October.
1944 - During Battle of Leyte Gulf in Battle of Surigao Straits, U.S. battleships execute the maneuver of "crossing the tee" of the Japanese forces. In Battle Off Samar, escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer escorts heroically resist attacks of Japanese Center Force. In Battle Off Cape Engano, 3rd Fleet carriers attack Japanese Northern Force sinking several small carriers.
1950 - Chinese Communist Forces launch first offensive in .
1966 - Dragon logistics interdiction began.
1983 - U.S. Marines and U.S. Army troops land on to evacuate citizens threatened by the island's unstable political situation.

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